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Market Commentary

Market summary: June 2018.

Trade threats rattle markets. Here’s a look at what happened in the markets and economy during June, why it happened, and what it may mean for you. What happened. At home, markets were up in June. Small caps, measured by…


Financial Engines Market Update, Q2 2018: So far, so good …

Domestic equity markets led the way in the second quarter of 2018, with solid performance from both small and large companies. Strong corporate earnings, buoyant consumer sentiment, and excellent job markets all contributed to positive returns and lower volatility. Large-cap…


Market Summary: May 2018

A tale of two markets: A surge in the U.S. while international stocks retreat. A strong jobs market and lower-than-expected inflation may have been key drivers behind May’s surge in U.S. stocks. Volatility settled down, too. Stocks overseas dropped thanks…


From the Hill

Will the new tax bill affect you?

2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package….


The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule.

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule is good for Americans and should be kept in place. The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and…

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The future of Dodd-Frank and the impact on consumers.

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…